quidditchgrrl: (Go crazy & buy the shoes!)
Am quasi-watching Burn After Reading while my uterus attempts suicide.  Brad Pitt's character is such an idiot.

I liked the meme [livejournal.com profile] rainpuddle13 posted, so Imma do it:

A. People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blog and replace any question that they dislike with a new, original question.

B. Tag eight people (SEE BELOW!). Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you. )

Tagging:  Anyone who's arsed to do this.  It's a quick one, promise.

In other news, I'm seriously tired.  Not sure if it's the weather, overtraining (I've picked up another step class and doing water aerobics with various friends, in addition to the daily spinning class) or work stress, but I'm POOPED.  I look terrible (the area under my eyes looks like a croissant - puffy and flaky).  Feel decent, but draggy.  I've been trying to find time to take a day off, but it's not happening for at least another two weeks (when our Admin Coordinator gets back from medical leave).  It would be wonderful to take Tuesday off for the inauguration, but *looks at list* nope.

*chugs Diet Coke*

OH!  I got my feet analyzed at RoadRunner and got a pair of very nice, neutral Sauconys to start the season off in.  On the pad they have you stand on, my feet hardly show up - my arch is very high, and my forefoot is wide - so just the balls of my feet and my heels showed up on the screen.  Interesting.  The person who helped me was quite fetching, and we have the same podiatrist.  We also bonded over our mutual boredom with television in general.  'S nice, if it did set me back a pretty penny.

But this year, I'm going for quality over quantity.

Thursday night I went out for a concert and saw a great band that was opening for Innerpartysystem, called Paper Route.  V. v. good, kind of that indie-pop thing that is big (?) now.

My WMA keeps bringing up French songs...hm.  Je l'aime!

Happy 3-day weekend, y'all.
quidditchgrrl: (Warning - aixsponsia)
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I'm already burned-out for Christmas and it's not even Christmas Eve yet.

My nephew spent the night with us on Friday.  What a great kid.  We watched Goblet of Fire and debated the finer points of the books.  Andy is still amazed at the level of geekitude I possess (as if the cross-country travel didn't tip him off).

Easton was not nearly as crazy as we anticipated.  We managed a good space near Bath and Body Works, there was room to turn around in the store, even!  I got dad's girlfriend a gift, we stopped at Factory Card Outlet, then went for lunch at Logan's Roadhouse.  Everyone got there early, anticipating a long wait for a 12-top table...but we were seated right away.  O.o  My sister's kids are also amazed at my HP geekitude (which is rich considering they were the ones who got me interested in the books in the first place).

Best Buy was a little nuttier.  I worked my way back to Graceland to hit Garden Way for a gift for my boss.  I even went to Whole Foods for papadums - and it was manageable.

I think I must have exhausted every bit of holiday shopping karma today.

We're going to my in-laws tomorrow; supposedly they know we're not going to church.  I went to work at 10pm tonight to do the bookdrop, so hopefully it'll be okay if I don't get there until 6pm tomorrow.  Christmas Eve is a slow return day *crosses fingers*

I get to sleep in on Christmas Day.  Ah, bliss!

Obligatory "my family is batshit insane" post coming later on.

Have a happy Christmas/Chanukkah/Festivus!

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quidditchgrrl: (Kissable lips)
You know that feeling you get when you grab your mail and see something that makes your stomach drop and sweat to pop out on your upper lip?

Yeah. Sephora just sent out their spring trends catalog. I'm in big trouble.

I don't need this, or this, OR this. Nope.

So this day of super-efficient errand running comes to a drooling, screeching halt at the virtual door of Sephora. *Howard Dean scream*

I must go nap before I take [livejournal.com profile] rlanto's TV back to her and probably see [livejournal.com profile] generalmanda too, seeing as they live together. :)

Ta, folks.
quidditchgrrl: (Crumbs!  Penfold!)
So, Christmas:

1. Visit in-laws. Check.
2. Attend church. Check. Sermon without anti-abortion lecture - check.
3. Loot ) Check.
4. Have scrumptious Christmas dinner of prime rib with all the fixins - check.
5. Have stomachache from said dinner - yup.
6. Spend three hours at work on Christmas Day - yessir.
7. Watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, A Christmas Story, and Home Alone - sho' nuff.
8. Plan to do it all again next year - you bet your sweet bippy.

In other news, my dad is engaged (again). His fiancee is nice, puts up with him. If this will get him to sell the house, it'll all be worth it.

Dad also did not seem to like my present - I got him HPSS on tape. I'll pick him up a restaurant card for Bob Evans this week, methinks.

In other, other news, the semi-annual Bath and Body Works sale begins Tuesday. Life is gooood! :D

Lumos!

Oct. 13th, 2005 12:25 am
quidditchgrrl: (Quidditch bitch)
So, I finally figured out what screwed up my Lumos registration - had my 3-digit codes screwed up between my credit cards. It is all taken care of now; and I'll see you all in Vegas. Muahaha.

To those of you I mentioned my panel idea to, I'm gonna submit it soon. Lea, if you want to know what it is, I'll shoot you an email. Top sekrit (although I was telling anyone who would listen all day Sunday and Monday. Sorry, y'all).

The obligatory picture post o' d00m will be forthcoming. [livejournal.com profile] notasecretagent has some really great shots up right now.

I bought some tree-free notecards at the Red Lion shop in Salem - by Amy Brown - and they're beautiful. Not that I spend a lot of time writing, but I think I can manage to find 12 people to write short letters to. *nudgesendmeyouraddressnudge* I also bought a tee shirt from Salem Cycle. Very nice.

Ah crud. It's after midnight, AGAIN, and I'm up. Must sleep. Night, all.

Noooooooo!

Sep. 27th, 2005 01:16 am
quidditchgrrl: (I hate pseudo hip losers)
Wal-Mart Looking to Buy Tommy Hilfiger
quidditchgrrl: (Heaven Knows)
Well, dang.  Another locally-owned restaurant bites the dust.  *shakes fist at McDonald's-raised idiots*

I think I might suggest Victorian's Midnight Cafe to [livejournal.com profile] redblaze and [livejournal.com profile] tonksnymphadora once they get here.  Hee!  So excited...

I have found new crack.  My horoscope said not to overspend; I think I should heed the cosmos on this one.  *must resist*

But, good news (sorta) - my problem employee finally submitted her resignation.  FINALLY ) Damn, it feels good to be a gangsta.

Man...

Jan. 8th, 2005 06:27 am
quidditchgrrl: (No rescue from life by slayergurl121)
Don't you hate it when you fall asleep early, only to wake up a couple hours later, unable to sleep at all?

Yeah, me too.

I went shopping today )

I wish I had the patience to write out logical, coherent posts about my political stances.  But [livejournal.com profile] madlorivoldmort, she has reasoned this out better than I ever could have:  Why drugs should be legalized

I just realized that I contradicted myself in one of my comments there.  Pah.  -.-
quidditchgrrl: (The Jake)
I'm trying to come up with some song suggestions for my wedding reception, and I'm kind of stumped.  I like all sorts of music, but I'm not sure that my guests will all appreciate my personal preferences for either fast or slow dancing.  I love alternative 80s new wave/dance and old school rap, and 70s ballads for the slow stuff. 

So, what is 'your song'?  A song that will get you on the dance floor, either to shake your ass or to curl up with your sweetie.  Something that gives you good vibes, or reminds you of good times.

Thanks, y'all.

Yes, I need cheese for my whine.  Cut to spare eyerolling. )
quidditchgrrl: (Squee!)
Eeeeee! I got my shirt today! :D

And it came in a bubble-wrap package. Bonus!
quidditchgrrl: (Squee!)
I know, I know, everyone is busy and stressed at this time of year, and I'm no different. Think that I get off lucky because I don't have children? Wrong! Without kidlets of my own, I am expected to buy a gift for every child under the age of 21 in my entire family. My older brother and sister are only getting the gifts we draw for (the adults draw names and buy for one other adult instead of everyone); they don't buy for their nieces or nephews. I love buying for the kidlets, but the insinuation that I have lots of disposable income because I have no kidlets of my own annoys me. $40K in school loans, people.

Normally I don't mind, but this year...I guess the spirit of Christmas has passed me by. Honeybunch wants a very expensive jacket (Hurricanes, natch). My uncle sent a very festive email telling us that my Granny is in the beginning stages of Alzheimers (whether or not I believe that will have to wait until I can get to Michigan to see her). I'm just not feeling the love. Little family trifles are getting me down. Bah humbug!

But enough whining! Work = in middle of holiday downtime, meaning things are looking better, but the stacks are full to bursting everywhere. Still skulking about in the stacks tailing my problem employee and documenting, documenting, double verifying, and documenting some more. Shopping = nearly done. Completely done for Christmas except for insanely expensive pressie for Honeybunch. Have to buy birthday gifts for niece and brother - the day before and after Christmas, respectively. WiPs = veeerrry slowly working on ANIP. Have been hit by MAJOR Trio plot bunny based off [livejournal.com profile] calliope14's "The Secret's Out" challenge on Menage_a_Trio (the one I told you about, [livejournal.com profile] hastyent). Like so major that I have to fight the urge to get up and write it in the middle of the night, as I have not one second to write during the day. I have set aside time to work on it tomorrow; I hope I'll be inspired to get it down.

Random squees:

My younger sister happened to drive by David's Bridal and saw The Dress. Lace overlay that doubles as a (very short) train, boat necked dress underneath. We're going Saturday to take a look-see. I wonder if it will be on sale as it's a winter dress! :D

Oh, and my dad found someone to buy the Escort of d00m. The transmission wasn't shifting properly and after changing the fluid, it never shifted into gear again. It was a great welcome-back from Nimbus, that news. But my dad persevered, and I'll have $400 to buy that dress if it's The One. :D

Will not see ROTK until next weekend at the earliest. Boo.

[livejournal.com profile] jane_rucker is teh sexeh. I've seen the pictures. And the tattoos. :D

Hope you all are getting much done this week! *loffs flist* No more gloominess until Christmas actually gets here (or the relatives do), no more messages about dying engines in flight *hugs [livejournal.com profile] seakays* or feeling down in general *hugs [livejournal.com profile] reneec* Or post whatever you want, you know I'll still read it! :-)

OMGSUCHALONGPOINTLESSPOSTI'LLGONOW
quidditchgrrl: (lay it down)
This holiday weekend was quite eventful, although nothing much of note happened. The highlights:

Went to Honeybunch's parents' house for Thanksgiving. Played with the niece, who was terrified of HB (I guess because he is so freakin' huge to a not-quite-three-year-old). Was perversely happy with this, as I have heard nary a peep about starting a family of our own.

I will echo some of the sentiments of [livejournal.com profile] folk concerning the fandom. When I started corresponding with Sam and [livejournal.com profile] water_witch in early 2002, I never thought I would create meaningful relationships with the people I met online. Wow. Unless you experience this fandom firsthand, it's hard to understand, I think. My sister thinks I'm nuttier than Chinese chicken salad, but I wouldn't trade you all for the world. Not very eloquent, but hopefully you get the picture. >:D<

Holiday shopping is 90% finished. The secret to good day-after-Thanksgiving shopping is to head for the stores in the early afternoon. Most people have done the early-morning doorbusters and are heading home. Crickets were chirping in K-Mart. The mall was doing an easy business at 4:30 pm, although the cashier could barely talk due to exhaustion.

All the females on my list are getting Wallflowers from Bath and Body Works - they were on sale for $5 each. I had to go to three different shops to get enough, but one must suffer for a good sale! :D

December is also the month for birthdays in my family - there are six birthdays, and two of them are at Christmas - so I won't be purchasing groceries until some time in early June. :-P

Randomly:

[livejournal.com profile] archchancellor is rather punchy when he's had a few pints in him.

[livejournal.com profile] chickadilly, [livejournal.com profile] shellyk, [livejournal.com profile] allichan, [livejournal.com profile] claireyfairy1, [livejournal.com profile] harpinred, [livejournal.com profile] sunshyndaisies, [livejournal.com profile] redblaze and Jane - were we supposed to chat on Saturday afternoon? 'Cause when I hopped on during my lunch hour, you all weren't there! :-(

I shall receive my birthday pressies this week...Pirates ahoy!

And Christmas cards are forthcoming, for those of you who have sent me their addresses. Want one? Email your address to me at purebloodgryffindor at hotmail.com.

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